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QUIET Cairo Riots Subside Khalil Hamra / AP

Cairo Riots Subside

The streets of Cairo were quiet Saturday after riot police clashed with protesters at the U.S. Embassy and near Tahrir Square earlier that morning. Protests started Tuesday in Cairo over an amateur film made in the U.S. that mocked the Prophet Muhammad and riots spread all over the world, including a violent demonstration in Benghazi that resulted in the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya. By Saturday afternoon in Cairo, the traffic started getting back to normal and cleanup crews were working to clear the streets. Scores have been arrested in the protests and at least eight members of the peacekeeping force in Sinai suffered minor injuries. 

September 15, 2012 3:33 PM